Cassian Baliarsingh

The results of the Civil Services Exam (CSE) 2023 have finally come out and aspirants can now view and download their ranks from the official website of the UPSC. Several candidates have finally made their dreams come true while others have been left heartbroken.

As the dream of several aspirants whose dream of becoming an IAS has come true, let us know the inspiring journey of IAS Ritika Jindal, who overcame several obstacles and secured an impressive All India Rank (AIR)-88.

Hailing from Punjab, Ritika Jindal finished her education at Moga. She was a brilliant student since her school days and was the topper in North India’s CBSE Class 12. Later, she went on to pursue her graduation from Delhi’s Sri Ram College of Commerce.

With 95%, she secured the third position in college. However, it was her dream to become an IAS. So, she had already begun her UPSC journey and preparation since her undergraduate days. After her graduation, she made her first attempt and passed every level including the Prelims and Mains.

However, she was a few points behind in the final standings and couldn’t make it to the final list. However, she remained undeterred and further strengthened her preparation strategy. 

Her hard work finally paid off during her 2nd attempt, earning her an AIR-88. She was only 22 when she cracked the UPSC exam and became one of India’s youngest civil servants. However, her journey to becoming an IAS officer wasn’t easy as her father was diagnosed with mouth cancer while she was preparing for UPSC.

After a few months, Ritika’s father was diagnosed with lung cancer which further worsened her matter. However, Ritika Jindal persevered in her UPSC exam preparation and her hard work finally paid off.